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Recommended DFS plays for NBA action on 3/26:
PG: Ray McCallum ($5,332): Word is that Isaiah Thomas will miss tonight’s game; if that is the case, then McCallum should see the bulk of the minutes at the point guard spot. McCallum hasn’t gotten a ton of time recently, with over 20 minutes just twice in the last seven Kings games. However, earlier this month he was given 31 minutes against the Bucks and responded with 15 points, 4 rebounds and an assist. If he gets over 30 minutes tonight, he should be able to take advantage of a Knicks team that is on a back-to-back set.
SG: Dion Waiters ($11,648): In the absence of Kyrie Irving, Waiters has asserted himself as Cleveland’s top guard. After a 17-point, 11-assist performance against Miami, Waiters followed that up with three straight games over 20 points prior to last night. Tonight, he takes on a Pistons team that struggles on defense, especially at the guard spots. Along with solid scoring, Waiters also will toss in a few assists and rebounds, which can make for a big fantasy night. Considering his price has not gone up too much recently, Waiters still makes for a solid value play.
PF: Kevin Love ($21,978): After one of his poorest games of the season in his last outing, look for Love to come back strong tonight. A big bonus from his last game is that he will go from the outstanding Grizzlies defense to a much less effective Hawks frontline. Love will also be returning home, where he had an amazing 36-point, 14-rebound and 9-assist night. He has been a monster all season, but especially at home, where he has five straight double-doubles Expect another huge double-double with a solid number of assists tossed in.
SF: Austin Daye ($3,765): It may have just been one game, but Daye certainly looked comfortable in big minutes for the Spurs. In 29 minutes against the Sixers he put up 22 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks and an assist. This was certainly the perfect storm for Daye, as he was given extended run against the worst defensive team in the NBA, but he has always been a very versatile player since his time at Gonzaga. For just about the minimum price, he may only need 15-20 minutes to return well over twice your investment. If you feel like taking a low-priced player as a lottery ticket, he is certainly a solid choice.
C: Marcin Gortat ($14,793): Gortat gets a chance tonight to take on his former team at the perfect time. He has been on a tear since Nene went down for the year, with has double-doubles in six of his last seven outings. Gortat has also been a force on defense, with 16 blocks over his last eight outings. He struggled in their first meeting with Phoenix, but that was in January. Gortat missed a game last week but now appears to be fully healthy, which means he is a great play against a team that has no real post defense. Expect a double-double with 3-4 blocks thrown in.